Teddy "Hein"

Teddy "Hein" and "Mattes" (Kö-S90010 ) are the first teddy bears made by the Kösen toy manufacturer as an addition to the well-known SILKE collection. They are hand made from mohair and have movable joints. The filling is made of polyester fibers, and glass granules ensure a comfortable weight. The harmonious colour selection and soft texture invite you not only to touch, but also for snuggling, hugging, and receiving solace.

We think: Hein is a true companion for children of all ages!

Where does the name "Teddy" come from? There are two versions available, both take place in the beginning of 20th century. From what we know the second version is right - Richard Steiff founded the first teddy bear with moveable joints.

First story: In 1902 the teddy bear was named after the American president Theodore Roosevelt, nicknamed "Teddy". It is said that a bear hunt was unsuccessful. Nevertheless, in order to offer something to the President, a young bear was tied down and thus could be shot. Roosevelt , however, proved to be a fair sportsman and refused to do so. The cartoon then pictured in the newspaper inspired Mrs. and Mr. Mitchom to create a fabric bear. They asked the President to agree on the name "Teddy 's Bear". The teddy bear became a great success, and in 1903 first ones with movable joints had been produced.

Second story: Margarete Steiff (Germany) produced stuffed animals of all kinds in Giengen (Germany). Beginning of the 20th century the doll industry expanded to a great success and Magarete Steiff looked for new products. Finally, in 1903, she presented her first teddy bear with movable joints at the toy fair in Leipzig. This one was designed by her nephew Richard. Although the appeal of the show was initially low, at the end she received of a major contract for 3,000 copies by an U.S. dealer.

Finally, no matter who is responsible for the creation of the teddy bear: It is an essential part in our children's rooms. The teddy bear gives children comfort and shares joy and daily life. It's a real friend - and with many even for a lifetime.

Material: Mohair, polyester fiber, glass granules
Height: 33 cm
Maintenance: Hand wash
Swivvel head and joints

Hein gives pleasure twice: Firstly to your child (grandchild, nephew, niece, from friends etc.). And second to a child in serious situation.
The proceed of this sales will be donated to a children's charity organisation.

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